Reader Alert: This novel might offend
some readers as, in the second half of the work, the Israel/Palestine
issue comes into play and the novel comes down on the side of the Palestinians.
Kimberly Robins, researcher on the Duplex Intelligence Quotient, the
collective IQ of two people working together, discovers a set of exceptionally
identical young twins who can effectively think as one, giving them a
joint IQ of almost twice their individual scores.
After the suspicious deaths of the twins' foster parents, Kimberly and
her physicist husband, Paul, become the twins' caregivers, and are drawn
into the shadowy world of Alpha twins, arguably the next evolutionary
advance in human intelligence.
Paul, with the help of other Alphas and indeed with the kids themselves,
succeeds in his quest to realize a new quantum phenomenon: a microscopic
disruption in the flow of time. The only noticeable effect is that high-speed
microprocessors in the disruption beam, will cease to function.
Kimberly realizes that the disruptor might change the balance of power
in the Middle East. It could stop high-tech weapons from functioning while
low tech weapons, such as guns, would be unaffected.
Kimberly, Paul, their twins, and a pair of physicist Alphas become enmeshed
in Middle East intrigue and find themselves targets of an American intelligent
agent and agents of Israel's intelligence service.
The success of my two tier pricing policy ($4 or Free) for my anthology
'SF++ Science Fiction Stories for Linux Geeeks'
has led me to employ it here as well. While I would be delighted were
you to buy the book from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles, you may also get
it at no cost by simply requesting a copy.
Email for your free copy: Kindle
(MOBI) or NOOK
(EPUB) or PDF.
I'll e-mail the book to you within a few days. In the unlikely event that
I'm flooded with requests, it might take a little longer.